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March 7, 2005

REGION 5 ETA INFORMATION BULLETIN     046-05

ORIGINATING OFFICE:  ORA

SUBJECT:   Notice - Annual Update of the Poverty Guidelines; Department of Health and Human Services

PROGRAM(S): All Programs  

1.  Purpose. To transmit the annual update of the Poverty Guidelines, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, for use in establishing participant income eligibility in certain Federally-funded assistance programs.

2.  ReferencesFederal Register, Vol. 70, No. 33, February 18, 2005, pp. 8373-8375; Information Alert 017-04, August  5, 2004; Information Bulletin 051-04, March 31, 2004; 42 CFR 124.505(b); Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1981 [ Pub.L. 97-35, reauthorized by Pub.L. 105-285, Section 201 (1998)]; 42 U.S.C. 9902(2).

3.  Links.  This Bulletin is in the Regional website archive at: http://www.doleta.gov/regions/regionalresources

Link to the Federal Register attachment on Poverty Guidelines (.pdf)

HHS Poverty Guidelines On-Line

Lower Living Standard Income Levels Guidelines On-Line

4.  Action.  Program administrators are requested to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies/entities.

5.  Contacts.  Comments or questions about the Poverty Guidelines may be directed to Gordon Fisher on 202.690.7507. Comments or questions about participant income eligibility may be directed to the Office of System Support in your Regional Office:

Region 1 Boston - 617.565.3630
Region 2 Philadelphia - 215.861.5200
Region 3 Atlanta - 404.562.2092
Region 4 Dallas - 214.767.8263
Region 5 Chicago - 312.596.5400
Region 6 San Francisco - 415.975.4610

Comments or questions about the format of this Alert may be directed to Tom Coyne on 312.596.5435.

6.  Expiration Date: Continuing

7.  Attachment. Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 33, February 18, 2005, pp. 8373-8375


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